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LP released: Sep 13, 2019
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Tracklisting:
1. A1. Pigs
2. A2. How I Could Just Kill A Man
3. A3. Hand On The Pump
4. A4. Hole In The Head
5. A5. Ultraviolet Dreams
6. A6. Light Another
7. A7. The Phuncky Feel One
8. A8. Break It Up
9. B1. Real Estate
10. B2. Stoned Is The Way Of The Walk
11. B3. Psychobetabuckdown
12. B4. Something For The Blunted
13. B5. Latin Lingo
14. B6. The Funny Cypress Hill Shit
15. B7. Tres Equis
16. B8. Born To Get Busy
CYPRESS HILL
CYPRESS HILL (VINYL)
Label: TRAFFIC RECORDS
Cat No: GET51293LP
Barcode: 0664425129311
Packaging: LP

Cypress Hill's self-titled debut album was hard as nails, with very few
pop concessions. There was humor, but it was laced by cackling,
homicidal sneering. Not well known outside of the hardcore hip-hop
scene at first, faces of the three group members weren't usually
shown clearly in press photos; they preferred the shadows. As their
first singles began hitting the airwaves and record racks, the press
and music fans started to take notice. From the opening notes of the
group's first single, "The Phuncky Feel One," to deeper album cuts
like "Stoned Is The Way Of The Walk" and "Tres Equis," it was clear
that Cypress Hill was something different. And very, very dope.
The world Cypress Hill espoused was gang-ridden and far from
cheery, but they managed to laugh through the pain. Lead rapper
B-Real took each fuzzed-out, rock-hard DJ Muggs beat as a
challenge, jumping around it like a spark off a joint as it makes its
way to the concrete. MC Sen Dog always had B-Real's back, to bring
intensity and a no-bullshit gruffness that made the group both
menacing and unpredictable. When they introduced percussionist
Eric Bobo to the mix in the early 90s, it brought new dimension to the
band, making their live performances one of the most unique and
accomplished shows in hip-hop.
Journalist and author Chris Faraone highlights the group's
relationship in the reissue's liner notes (which is included only in
limited edition Skull) saying, "[By the late '80s] the undisputed
Cypress unit finally formed. B and Sen realized that their diametric
styles - the latter's deep wrangle, the former's inimitable high notes -
complemented one another righteously. By then Muggs had bangers
in the bag, as well as industry experience from a jaunt with the New
York duo 7A3. B and Sen waited while Muggs messed with 7A3, and
in that time began to build the blueprint for their raucous and weeded
no-holds-barred style. Besides getting schooled on industry pitfalls,
Muggs had also grown into hip-hop's most formidable young
producer, while straddling the bi-coastal gap."
Cypress Hill's debut went gold by the end of 1991 and has since
pushed past double platinum status, making it the first album for a
Latino-American hip hop group to do so. The album received raves
from the likes of Rolling Stone and the Los Angeles Times, saw a #1
Hot Rap Single with the release of "The Phuncky One" and helped the
band win Artist Of The Year at the 1992 Source Awards. After
25 years, it should come as no surprise that Cypress Hill is a
cornerstone of the group's live set to this day.